Here is the Arsenal line-up for the early kick-off at Craven Cottage.
Starting XI: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Sagna, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Rosicky, Walcott, Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud
Subs: : Fabianski, Monreal, Frimpong, Gnabry, Zelalem, Wilshere, Sanogo
Arsenal will be hoping to put their opening day woes behind them with a victory against Fulham this afternoon. The Gunners are coming off the back of a 3-0 victory away to Fenerbahce, and have won eight of their 12 games at Craven Cottage since Fulham were promoted.
Arsene Wenger will hope that becomes nine wins in 13, because defeat today would see Arsenal lose back-to-back opening league games for the first time since the Premier League’s debut season 21 years ago.
Fulham’s home form is nothing to write home about, with Martin Jol’s side having lost their last four stretching back to last season. That said, their three Premier League victories against the Gunners have all come in London.
Arsenal’s lengthy injury list has been well-documented, but they will also be without Laurent Koscielny who was sent off last Saturday.
Fulham can now call on Scott Parker, along with fellow summer signings Adel Taarabt and Darren Bent.
What is your prediction for the game?
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